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School: Auburn (Redshirt Junior)
Weight: 250 lbs.
Yes, Cam Newton was erratic during the NFL scouting combine. And, yes, Newton has a past of off-field issues.
Many are looking at Newton's resume and cringing at the sight of a stolen laptop incident and a play-to-pay scandal.
But what might be getting overlooked in this hooplah is the fact that Cameron Newton stayed focused despite the array of distractions and took a previously mediocre Auburn team to a national championship game—and won it.
If you want to talk about a guy with mental toughness, look no further. He might need a talking-to about maturity, but his talents and proven ability to endure should lift him to the top of this year's quarterback group.
He has a rocket arm, great running ability and a youthful vibrancy about him. And, he cleaned up his combine mistakes with a solid workout at Auburn.